Walk with a Doc at The Parklands on December 8

12/6/2012

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(Louisville, KY) On Saturday, December 8, the community is invited to Walk with a Doc at The Parklands of Floyds Fork.  Walk with a Doc is a nationwide program that works to empower patients to improve their health through physical activity, exercising side-by-side with their healthcare providers. Walkers will have the opportunity to learn about important health topics, ask medical questions in an informal manner and receive free blood pressure screenings, refreshments and giveaways (including free t-shirts and pedometers).

This is the second Walk with a Doc event, which is being held monthly at The Parklands of Floyds Fork on the second Saturday of each month.

Just 30 minutes of walking a day can reduce the risk of heart disease, improve blood pressure and blood sugar, elevate mood, and reduce risk of osteoporosis, cancer, and diabetes. 

What:   2012 Walk with a Doc at The Parklands

When:   Saturday, December 8
              10:00 a.m.

Where:  The Parklands of Floyds Fork
                Beckley Creek Park at the Egg Lawn
                15712 Shelbyville Rd.

Opportunities:
• B-roll of health screenings
• Interviews with Jesse Adams, III, M.D., F.A.C.C., of Jewish Medical Center Cardiologists, Jewish Physician Group, Kentucky Governor-Elect, American College of Cardiology
• Additional physicians will also be available for comment
• Interviews with walk participants

Editor’s Note:  This is a rain or shine event.

About Walk with a Doc Program
Walk with a Doc is a free, non-profit program for anyone interested in taking steps for their health providing an opportunity for citizen to engage with physicians, specialists and healthcare professionals in their area and enjoy a refreshing, rejuvenating walk in the park.  The program began in Columbus, Ohio in 2005 and has spread to 24 states and five countries. For more information, visit www.walkwithadoc.org.

About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University Medical Center. 

The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies, with more than 16,000 employees across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana.

KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky and has more than 2,700 licensed beds.


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